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Do your ever get into that sentimental mood that you want to see and play all those DOS games ( now retro games ) you used to play as a kid. I'm talking about those games which made you addicted to the computer and technology at the first place! Well, when I used to be a school kid we had all these superb, state of art computers there and we used to study DOS and its basic commands. What I want to say here is that if there were no DOS games at that present time I would never understand any of that DOS gibberish today. No, I'm not a DOS expert today but the desire to play a game made me to understand some basic computer principles such us how to copy data, extract data, store data on 1.44 floppy, how to do simple text file editing and understanding of basics of DOS commands and its syntax without any effort.

It is going to be more than two decades since I executed my first DOS command and today I still enjoy executing commands on a command line but using a Linux Operating System. GUI is nice and useful but CLI is fast and effective and I never managed shake it off me completely. Linux is a very powerful operating system and running old DOS retro games is literally piece of cake when using a DosBox simulator. Most of DOS games are now scattered everywhere on the Internet in form of abandonware and waiting for a free download.

In order to play a DOS game on a Linux Operating System we first need to install a DOSBox simulator. If you are using a Debian or Ubuntu simply use apt-get to install dosbox package and you are done:

# apt-get install dosbox

It is also recommended to install:

# apt-get install unrar unzip wine

Here is list of some great DOS games including wget download command. The execution of these DOS games is rather simple. Enjoy !

NOTE: In some DOS games you may need to configure your SoundBlaster card ! I'm sure that we all know how to do it ! :-)

NOTE: To Download more DOS games visit bestoldgames.net

1. Warcraft 2

Download a Warcraft 2 game:

$ cd
$ wget http://www.bestoldgames.net/download/bgames/warcraft-2.zip

Extract:

$ unzip warcraft-2.zip

Execute:

$ cd Warcraft\ 2/
$ dosbox  WAR2.EXE -fullscreen

Screenshot:

Warcraft 2 - DOS - Download

2. Dune 2

Download Dune 2 game:

$ wget http://www.bestoldgames.net/download/bgames/dune-2.zip

Extract:

$ mkdir Dune2
$ unzip dune-2.zip -d Dune2

Execute:

$ cd Dune2/
$ dosbox DUNE2.EXE -fullscreen

Screenshot:

Dune 2 for DOS download

3. Mortal Kombat 2

Download Mortal Kombat 2 game:

$ wget http://www.bestoldgames.net/download/bgames/mortal-kombat-2.zip

Extract:

$ unzip mortal-kombat-2.zip

Execute:

$ cd Mortal\ Kombat\ 2/
$ dosbox MK2.EXE -fullscreen

Screenshot:

Mortal Kombat 2 for DOS download

4. Transport Tycoon DeLuxe

Download Transport Tycoon DeLuxe game:

$ wget http://www.bestoldgames.net/download/bgames/transport-tycoon-deluxe.zip

Extract:

$ unzip transport-tycoon-deluxe.zip

Execute:

$ cd TT_deluxe/
$ dosbox TYCOON.EXE -fullscreen

Screenshot:

Transport Tycoon DeLuxe for DOS download

5. Simcity 2000

Download Simcity 2000 game:

$ wget http://www.bestoldgames.net/download/bgames/simcity-2000.zip

Extract:

$ unzip simcity-2000.zip

Execute:

$ cd Simcity\ 2000/
$ dosbox INSTALL.EXE
$ dosbox SC2000.EXE -fullscreen

Screenshot:

Simcity 2000 for DOS download

6. Tomb Raider

Download Tomb Raider game:

$ wget http://www.oldschooldos.com/downloads/TombRaider.zip

Extract:

$ unzip TombRaider.zip

Execute:

$ cd tombraid/
$ dosbox SETUP.EXE
$ dosbox TOMB.EXE -fullscreen

Screenshot:

Tomb Raider for DOS download

7. Doom 2

Download Doom 2 game:

$ wget ftp://pixelrage.ro/demos/doom2_full.rar

Extract:

$ unrar x doom2_full.rar

Execute:

$ cd doom2
$ dosbox Doom2.exe -fullscreen

Screenshot:

Doom 2 for DOS download

8. Worms+

Download Worms+ game:

$ wget http://www.bestoldgames.net/download/bgames/worms-plus.zip

Extract:

$ unzip worms-plus.zip

Execute:

$ cd Worms\ +/
$ dosbox WORMS.BAT -fullscreen

Screenshot:

Worms+ for DOS download

9. Civilization

Download Civilization game:

$ wget http://www.bestoldgames.net/download/bgames/civilization.zip

Extract:

$ unzip civilization.zip

Execute:

$ cd Civilization/
$ dosbox CIV.EXE -fullscreen

Screenshot:

Civilization for DOS download

10. Grand Theft Auto

Download Grand Theft Auto game:

$ wget http://www.bestoldgames.net/download/bgames/grand-theft-auto.zip

Extract:

$ unzip grand-theft-auto.zip

Install and execute:

$ wine grand-theft-auto-install.exe
$ dosbox ~/.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/Grand\ Theft\ Auto/gtados.bat -fullscreen

Screenshot:

Grand Theft Auto for DOS download

11. Battle Chess

Download Battle Chess game:

$ wget http://www.bestoldgames.net/download/bgames/battle-chess.zip

Extract:

$ unzip battle-chess.zip

Execute:

$ cd Battle\ Chess/
$ dosbox CHESS.BAT -fullscreen

Screenshot:

Battle Chess for DOS download

12. Hexxagon

Download Hexxagon game:

$ wget http://www.bestoldgames.net/download/bgames/hexxagon.zip

Extract:

$ unzip hexxagon.zip

Execute:

$ cd Hexxagon/
$ dosbox HEXX.EXE -fullscreen

Screenshot:

Hexxagon for DOS download

13. Crazy Cars 3

Download Crazy Cars 3 game:

$ wget http://www.bestoldgames.net/download/bgames/crazy-cars-3.zip

Extract:

$ unzip crazy-cars-3.zip

Execute:

$ cd Crazy\ Cars\ 3/
$ dosbox CC3.COM -fullscreen

Screenshot:

Crazy Cars 3 for DOS download

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